New facility in Dundee

Forth and Augean forge port partnership

port-of-dundeeForth Ports today unveils a partnership with materials handling company Augean North Sea Services to operate a £10m waste management facility for the oil and gas sector.

The 25,000 sq ft hub at the Port of Dundee is regarded as a milestone in bringing large scale decommissioning to Scotland.

It will open early next year and be fully operational by the end of 2017.

Charles Hammond, chief executive of Forth Ports, said: “This is another significant announcement for the Port of Dundee and we welcome Augean to the port.

“This new waste management facility, coupled with our multi-million pound investment in a new quayside, is important for the port which is ideally placed to service the immediate needs of the North Sea oil & gas decommissioning sector.”

Augean North Sea Services, part of the stock market listed Augean group, already operates a site in Shetland and five in Aberdeen.

Speaking about the Dundee hub, Simon Gibb, managing director said: “This is fully in line with our strategy of providing complete waste services for the North Sea and follows successful completion of our first decommissioning projects in 2016.”

Augean and the Port of Dundee are attending the Offshore Decommissioning Conference this week in St Andrews this week.

Photo: Port of Dundee by Guthrie Photography

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